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Fashion Disaster: Lena Dunham Wore A Sack Of Gold By Marc Jacobs To The Point Honors Gala

Fashion Disaster: Lena Dunham wears an awful gold gown by Marc Jacobs to the 2014 Point Honors Gala.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Sometimes I feel like Lena Dunham has a team of stylists whom she keeps around simply to disagree with, then wear the opposite of what they recommended. Sometimes this works out for her! I doubt many stylists would have recommended that weird eye dress she wore the other day that Julia loved, and I love that she wears clothes that show her tattoo frequently, because people still criticize women having tattoos despite the fact that it’s 2014, so they’re often covered up.

Last night, Lena attended the Point Foundation’s 2014 Point Honors Gala in New York City at the New York Public Library. Why I have never attended a gala in an effing library, I don’t know, because it sounds absolutely wonderful. You could dance with books all around you! That is what people do at these things, right? But I digress.

Anyway, Lena opted for a metallic gold gown by Marc Jacobs from the designer’s Fall 2013 collevtion that went right down to the red carpet. Personally, I can’t stand the look (and RCFA wasn’t into it either, so I feel like I’m not just overly scrutinizing it because I’m not really into metallics). Check it out:

Fashion Disaster: Lena Dunham wears an awful gold gown by Marc Jacobs to the 2014 Point Honors Gala.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

The hair feels sloppy, as though she just tousled it with water just beforehand, though I think the choice to go with understated makeup was a good one given the intensity of the overall look. But I don’t love how long this dress is, nor how she accessorized with brown, printed, clunky shoes.

Fashion Disaster: Lena Dunham wears an awful gold gown by Marc Jacobs to the 2014 Point Honors Gala.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

In my opinion, the look was better on the runway:

Photo: Caroline Torem Craig/WENN.com

Photo: Caroline Torem Craig/WENN.com

While I’m still not crazy about the dress, this length is much better for such a bold, borderline busy fabric. Lena, however, wore a full-length gown that drooped on the floor and felt overwhelming to the whole look. Had she worn a dress that stopped at her calves, this would have been a much different look. Plus, you would have been actually able to see her shoes! Which weren’t actually that great, but still–it would have looked better to see something under the dress, even if it was just peeking out. Instead, it just seems as though she’s draped in a gold version of Linus’ blanket.

[Edit: Also, just for clarification, this isn't about her body; that's why this post doesn't mention her weight, size, or measurements. You can critique a look worn by a celebrity--yes, even somebody who doesn't fit the typical Hollywood mold!--without being critical of her body. Famous people wear clothes. People talk about them.]

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  • Kaitlin Reilly

    Sparkles are always tricky. I’m not a fan of this dress at all. Totally think that it would have been better if it wasn’t floor-length.

    • Samantha Escobar

      Sparkles are so tricky. And inconvenient :(

  • Lindsey Conklin

    IT looks SO heavy

    • Samantha Escobar

      Guh, that’s why metallics weird me out! They look so overwhelming figuratively and literally.

  • Michelle

    see i really like this dress on her.. cute and sparkly! i also think people in general are over critical of Lena because she doesn’t fit the Hollywood mold in any way. easy to pick on.

    • Samantha Escobar

      Eh, I don’t have any issue with how it fits her body except length wise, which a tailor would have very, very easily been able to fix. That’s why I explained that I hated the dress’s overwhelming structure, the shoes, the hair…not how it fits her body. I didn’t like it much on the runway on a 5’10″ model, either.

  • babyblue2

    the beauty is that she very likely doesn’t give a shit what you think. :)

    • Samantha Escobar

      Oh no, she definitely does not. She does not read this site. But that is the thing about fashion critiquing–most celebrities don’t care. There is literally not one site on the Internet where you’ll find celebrity fashion posts written specifically for the celebrity to be reading it.

      There are millions of people on the Internet; wouldn’t it be silly to be writing all our pieces entirely to the celebrities?

    • babyblue2

      I didn’t say you should be writing to her. I was just meaning to say that her thing is to be her own person, to be creative and interesting and different, and not care what people think. I needed to mention that as a way of getting air after your vapid “review of her look” sucked it all out. I stumbled on your post b/c I’m fan of hers. My mistake. But, I mean, yeah, there ARE literally millions of people on the internet. LITERALLY. So it WOULD be silly to write your pieces ENTIRELY to the celebs. You got me there, smartie.

    • Samantha Escobar

      …We write about fashion, because that’s what our site does. If we didn’t cover celebrity fashion, we would be a different site, and considering numerous websites prefer to primarily cover the fashion of women who are considered conventionally attractive, we would rather cover a wide range of people. Lena is a beautiful woman, but that doesn’t mean we need to love everything she wears or does; she doesn’t need to “give a shit,” no, but we’re a website with open opinions, meaning we don’t just state facts and pretend not to feel a specific way.

      Celebrities make money off of being famous, including having articles published about them, which means critiquing their choices is fair game, just as you critiquing my choices is fair game because I chose to publicly write on the Internet.

    • Guest

      yes i am new to your site and it’s not for me. i visited, clicked on lena’s name, thought your post was awful snark and am moving on. also, your replies do nothing but state the obvious so those aren’t interesting to me either. best!

    • Samantha_Escobar

      …And yet, still you reply.

  • amanda

    She consistently picks dress shapes that are unflattering. Know your body and what looks good.. and stick with it.

  • Robyn

    I think she looks amaze.

  • Alicia715

    I don’t hate it but I don’t love it.

    I think the neckline looks awesome on her.

    The rest of the dress just looks heavy and the color reminds me of my grandma. And not in a good way.

  • emilykwells2188

    Yikes…the dress has potential. She should have worn it how it was meant to be worn.